“Yoga is not a religion. It has no fixed set of beliefs. At the heart of yoga’s philosophy is that everything comes from within the SELF. Yoga is a system of techniques that can be used for: managing stress, learning to relax, and increasing limberness all the way to becoming more self-aware and acquiring the deepest knowledge of one’s own self. Regular daily practice of all parts of yoga produce a clear, bright mind and a strong, capable body”.
Of several forms are yoga, the following are the most important ones.
It is physical movements and postures combined with breathing techniques. This style is the most popular method of practicing yoga in the West.
This school incorporates exercise and breathing practice with meditation, thought to produce a well-rounded individual.
Also known as the path of wisdom and is considered to be the most difficult method.
The practice of concentration upon the concept of God.
All the movements is done with the mind centered on one's personal concept of God.
A way of showing the unseen consciousness in form through specific diagrams, and movements.
It is based in emotion rather than intellect. The practice of this yoga philosophy states that everything in the universe has both male and female qualities.
Acknowledgment: My Yoga